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Get back to living with less joint pain

We are here with you – we’re not going anywhere. You can still get the personalized joint replacement care you need, when you need it, from the Ascension Lourdes Joint Academy in Binghamton, New York.

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Joint care personalized for you

Age, arthritis and injury are all possible reasons for joint pain. Living with joint pain can stop you from enjoying the things you love. That's why our orthopedic specialists and care teams take the time to listen and understand you and your joint pain. By working with you, together we'll create a personalized care plan that's right for you. 

Advanced surgical techniques

The Mako™ robotic-arm assisted surgery system allows for a personalized, 3D surgical plan. Robotic-arm assisted surgery is often used for greater accuracy in total knee and hip replacements. It allows for better implant alignment and positioning. Total knee and hip replacements help relieve pain caused by arthritis, joint degeneration and osteoarthritis.

Take the next step toward living with less joint pain

First, talk with your doctor and schedule your joint replacement surgery. Then, a designated Joint Academy navigator will work with you and your Ascension Lourdes care team to create a plan for your surgery. We'll guide you and help you learn how to get ready and what to expect from orthopedic surgery and therapy. We'll discuss physical therapy exercises, what to expect after you are home, and more.

About Ascension Lourdes

In New York, Ascension Lourdes operates one hospital and an extensive network of primary care and specialty care practices throughout the Southern Tier. Lourdes employs 2,250 doctors, nurses and associates who provide compassionate, personalized care for all from the hospital to the home. Together, our caregivers collaborate to bring you coordinated, comprehensive care that is personalized to your individual needs and provided with the respect you deserve. Serving New York for more than 90 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., operating 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Learn more about Ascension.

Talk to the orthopedic specialists at Ascension Lourdes Joint Academy

At Ascension Lourdes Joint Academy, we take a personalized approach to orthopedic care. We give you the information you need to know before your joint replacement or revision surgery, including how to prepare and what exercises to do.  

Our experienced orthopedic specialists use the latest imaging technologies and surgical techniques, including Mako™ robotic arm assisted surgery. Many of our patients report a higher level of function and better pain control. To help you recover at home after surgery, we have physical and occupational therapies. Our specialized rehabilitation program can help restore and improve function, and can help you can get back to doing the things you love. 

Getting the right care at the right time is critical for your health. Find a doctor and ask if a virtual or telehealth visit is available for your first visit. 

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Is it time to consider joint replacement surgery?

Shoulder, knee and hip pain can keep you from the simple things in life, such as climbing the stairs, walking outdoors on a beautiful day, or spending time with family and friends. Keeping up with daily tasks can be difficult when you have joint pain that stops you from moving.

If your joint pain is affecting your daily life, it may be time to think about shoulder, knee or hip replacement surgery.

Does your joint pain:

  • Keep you awake at night?
  • Cause you to limp when you walk?
  • Make you feel stiff and swollen?
  • Cause you to fall? How often?

If yes, joint replacement surgery may be right for you.

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Jim's Journey
Follow Jim as he undergoes joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation at Ascension Lourdes Joint Academy.

Life after joint replacement

Compassionate care means safe care. At Ascension Lourdes, our commitment is to keeping you and your family safe while you’re receiving care in our ERs, hospitals, clinics and facilities. We have strong safety measures in place--such as limiting visitors, staggering appointments, rearranging waiting rooms, making more online appointments available, and performing rigorous procedures to clean and disinfect. Don’t delay getting the care you need at this time. 

Balancing care with caution 

How to get a second opinion for joint replacement 

Whether you’re dealing with joint pain or you're considering joint replacement surgery, there’s a lot to think about. If you’re looking for a second opinion, orthopedic specialists at Ascension Lourdes are here for you.

We can help match you with the right orthopedic doctor or surgeon. Ask if a virtual or telehealth visit is available for your second opinion appointment.

Before your appointment, you should check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered or required. Ascension Lourdes can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.

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Get the care you need now. We are fully prepared for your safety when you're in our care.

Changing the way we provide care
Ascension is changing the way we provide care, but with the same compassionate care you've come to expect. 

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